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[Asia, Hong Kong] MACKAY: Ombudsman report a smoking gun on lax tobacco control

Judith Mackay recommends authorities seize the opportunity to enforce legislation against lighting up in bars and restaurants, which after all are workplaces / The reason for this goes back to the inadequacy of the 2007 smoke-free law, which penalizes
China Daily (cn)
added Feb 26, 2018 04:07
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Smokers in clouds over new lighting up

Philip Morris claims that without combustion, fire, ash or smoke the levels of harmful chemicals produced are 90-95 percent lower than traditional cigarettes. The Legislative Council will discuss a regulatory framework for e-cigarettes in April, and wh
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Feb 24, 2018 00:01
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[Hong Kong] Ombudsman calls out govt over poor smoking-ban enforcement

The agencies that were called out for their lapses included the Tobacco Control Office (TCO) of the Department of Health, the Food and Health Bureau (FHB) and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. I
EJ Insight (Hong Kong Economic Journal) (hk)
added Feb 2, 2018 15:46
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Arrested ex-CIA agent was fired from tobacco firm after suspicions he was spying for China

A former colleague of ex-CIA agent Jerry Chun Shing Lee – who was arrested in the United States on Monday – has revealed details of how he was fired from a cigarette company in Hong Kong amid suspicions he was leaking sensitive information to Chinese auth
South China Morning Post
added Jan 19, 2018 10:13
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] LETTER: Billions in tax lost to illegal tobacco gangs

we believe at most a moderate and consistent excise increase in line with inflation is the most ­effective approach to balance the government’s ­tobacco control objectives with the fight against organised crime. Members of Hong Kong United Against Illici
South China Morning Post
added Jan 12, 2018 04:01
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] MACKAY: Tobacco industry and the art of non-confession

It is a tragedy that the wealthy tobacco companies have successfully weakened well-intentioned attempts to call them to account... The behavior of the industry seems to have hardly changed. Here in Hong Kong the government's modest proposal to increase t
China Daily (cn)
added Dec 9, 2017 02:21
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[Asia, China] Hong Kong marks 35th year of tobacco control, aims at 'endgame plan'

An international conference entitled "Towards a Tobacco Endgame in Hong Kong" was held here on Friday to mark the 35th year milestone for tobacco control in the region and prepare a blueprint for a smoke-free Hong Kong. The conference, jointly held by t
China Daily (cn)
added Dec 9, 2017 02:22
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Bill to tighten control on e-cigarettes

Hong Kong will present an amendment bill to tighten controls on e-cigarettes very soon, Food and Health Secretary Sophia Chan said today. Currently, it is not against the law to sell or possess e-cigarettes, although possessing those that contain nicoti
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Dec 1, 2017 16:43
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[Hong Kong] International conference tackles tobacco use and challenges of novel smoking products

The Department of Health (DH) and the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) today (December 1) jointly launched a conference entitled "Towards a Tobacco Endgame in Hong Kong" to mark the 35th year milestone for the achievements in tobacco control
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Dec 1, 2017 16:41
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[Asia-pacific, China] Call for Hong Kong tobacco tax hike next year, and cigarette ban in 10 years

In pushing its “tobacco endgame plan”, the Council on Smoking and Health repeated its previous call to raise the tobacco tax by 100 per cent, claiming it could push smoking prevalence from 10.5 per cent in 2015 to below 5 per cent in 2027, paving the way
South China Morning Post
added Dec 1, 2017 15:35
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